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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 10:13 PM
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DU State Top Dem Roll Call
Post your state's top Democratic state legislator. Please include a picture, title, and bio if you have one. Here is Missouri's top Democratic legislative leader:


Representative Jeff Harris, Minority Floor Leader
Columbia Missouri

Rep. Jeff Harris, a Democrat, represents part of the City of Columbia (District 23) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to the House in November 2002.

Rep. Harris is the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. He serves as the Missouri representative on the State Legislative Advisory Board of the Democratic Leadership Council.

Rep. Harris is a member of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Elks Club. He sits on the Board of Directors of Prevent Child Abuse Missouri and is a member of the Missouri Kidney Program Advisory Council. He is a member of Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia.

Rep. Harris was selected to be part of an eight-person delegation to the Peoples Republic of China by the American Council of Young Political Leaders. He received a 2003 Rising Star Award from Missouri Votes Conservation and received the Columbia-Hickman H.S. 2003 Super Kewp Alumni Award. He was a member of the Governors Commission on the Future of Higher Education.

In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Harris is an attorney.

A 1983 graduate of David H. Hickman High School in Columbia, Mo., Rep. Harris graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts from Vanderbilt University in 1987, and received his juris doctor from Cornell Law School in 1991. He was a member of the Cornell Law Review.

Born October 7, 1964, Rep. Harris and his wife Katie reside in Columbia, Mo.

http://www.house.mo.gov/bills051/member/bio023.htm
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 10:26 PM
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1. Kate Brown, D-Portland (Oregon)
Senate Majority Leader



Kate Brown was elected to represent Senate District 21 (Portland) in 1996 following three terms as state representative from House District 13. In November 1998, she was elected Senate Democratic Leader by the Democratic Caucus, and still holds that position.

Senator Brown graduated with distinction from the University of Colorado at Boulder, receiving a B.A. in Environmental Conservation and a Certificate in Women's Studies. She then moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, earning her law degree as well as a Certificate in Environmental Studies. Professionally, she has practiced family and juvenile law, and has taught at Portland State University.

Recent awards include the "Friend of Cities" Award from the League of Oregon Cities, the "Profiles in Courage" Award from Basic Rights Oregon, Legislator of the Year Award from the Oregon Psychological Association and the Legislative Award for outstanding service to Oregon's Outfitting Industry.

Previous honors for Senator Brown include the award for Outstanding Achievement by the Oregon Family Support Network, Woman of Achievement Award from the Oregon Commission for Women, and recipient of the Oregon Jaycees' Outstanding Young Oregonian Award.

Kate enjoys gardening and yoga, as well as skiing and hiking around the Northwest with her husband Dan and her two stepchildren.

http://www.leg.state.or.us/brown/home.htm
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This woman is awesome.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 10:27 PM
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2. gardening and yoga majority leader, how sexy!
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 10:29 PM
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3. Jim Argue D-Little Rock
Edited on Sat Apr-09-05 10:45 PM by ChoralScholar

Jim Argue - President Pro Tempore, Arkansas State Senate
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Jim Argue, Jr., a member of the Arkansas State Senate, attended Little Rock Public Schools, graduated from Hall High, and earned a degree in history and political science from Hendrix College in 1973.

Jim served in the Arkansas House of Representatives for six years prior to being elected to the State Senate in 1996. He was re-elected to the Senate in 2000 and 2002. He is Chairman of the Senate Education Committee. He serves on the State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Joint Budget Committee, the Joint Energy Committee, the Legislative Joint Audit Committee, the Legislative Council and the Senate Efficiency Committee. His colleagues have designated him to serve as President Pro Tempore of the Senate when the 85th General Assembly convenes in January, 2005.

Jim was named a Flemming Fellow in 1997 by the Center For Policy Alternatives in Washington, D. C. and completed a year-long course of study focused on creative solutions to our chronic problems. He has served two terms as a director of the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory in Austin, Texas, and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Southern Regional Education Board in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 1981 Jim became President of the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas, and under his leadership, Foundation assets have grown from $67,000 to over $76,000,000. The Foundation develops and administers permanent, charitable endowment funds to support United Methodist ministries in Arkansas.

Jim has offered his time and energy to organizations that improve our community and state. He is past Chairman of the Administrative Board of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. He is a fellow of the Leadership Institute of Little Rock and has received the organization's Distinguished Leadership Award. He is past president of the board of Good Shepherd Ecumenical Retirement Center. He serves on the boards of St. Vincent Medical Center and the National Conference for Community and Justice. He received the NCCJ's Father Joseph Biltz award in 2000. He also serves on the boards of the Arkansas Travelers Baseball Club and the Arkansas Historical Society.

Jim is married to Elise Carey Argue, and they have two daughters, Sarah (23) and Emily (21). Elise is a former Co-President of the Central High School PTA.

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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 10:39 PM
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5. Ooops, making it hard for you, top state legislator. Not the state's
top legislator.
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 10:45 PM
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6. Got it now. EOM
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 10:38 PM
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4. I am such an idiot. The Senate minority leader is the top dem.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 10:49 PM
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7. Speaker of the House Billy McCoy who is giving our Republican governor
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-05 01:49 PM
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8. kick
c'mon, don't you want to know who your upcoming Dem leaders are?

:kick:
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